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Mr. Metwalli v. Egypt, Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Opinion No. 2/2006, U.N. Doc. A/HRC/4/40/Add.1 at 49 (2006).


OPINION No. 2/2006 (EGYPT) Communication: addressed to the Government on 30 January 2006. Concerning: Mr. Metwalli Ibrahim Metwalli.

The State is a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

1. (Same text as paragraph 1 of Opinion No. 38/2005.)

2. The Working Group notes with appreciation the information received from the Government of Egypt in respect of the case in question within 90 days of the transmittal of the letter by the Working Group.

3. The Working Group notes that the Government has informed it that the person concerned is no longer in detention. This fact has also been confirmed by the source that submitted the communication.

4. Having examined the available information and without prejudging the nature of the detention, the Working Group decides to file the case of Mr. Metwalli Ibrahim Metwalli under the terms of paragraph 17 (a) of its methods of work.

Adopted on 9 May 2006.


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